Construction Activity (CGP)
Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the new “10/2” ERP self certification general
permit affect the timing of obtaining coverage under the
NPDES Construction Generic Permit?
There is no change. You must prepare your SWPPP and obtain
coverage under the CGP at least two days before land clearing
Is my construction project required
to have permit coverage?
Construction activities that will result in the disturbance
of 1 or more acres of land are required to obtain coverage
under the CGP if stormwater from the activity has the
potential to enter a surface water of the State or a
municipal separate storm sewer system.
site is greater than one acre but all of the construction
activity will disturb less than one acre in total. Is my
project required to have permit coverage?
No. Only projects that will ultimately disturb one or more
acres of land are required to have permit coverage.
NOTE: If a project is less than one acre, but part of a
larger common plan of development or sale, that will
ultimately disturb one or more acres, then permit
coverage is required.
must I file an NOI?
At least 2
days prior to commencement of construction.
I send in my Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
with my NOI?
No, but a
current copy must be kept on the construction site or an
alternative location as specified in the NOI.
I’m confused about the difference between a large and
small construction project, can you clarify?
A large construction site disturbs (clears) 5 or more acres of
land while a small construction site disturbs less than five acres
of land. For example, if your project disturbs 4.99 acres it is a
small construction site. If your project disturbs five acres or
more, it is a large construction site.
How much is the fee associated with this permit?
Large Construction (5 or more acres of land) is $400.
Small Construction (between 1 and 5 acres) is $250.
Fees are established in Rule 62-4.050(4)(d), F.A.C.
When is my permit coverage effective?
will be effective 48 hours after post-marked date of the
complete NOI submittal.
is supposed to file/sign the NOI?
“operator” of the project. The operator is the entity that
owns or operates the project. The “responsible authority”
is the person that has authority to sign the NOI for the operator.
specifies who may sign permit applications.) For instance,
the operator may be “The John Smith Development Company” and
the responsible authority may be “John Smith, President.”
In this case, John Smith would sign the NOI for the John Smith
The operator is
the entity that has sufficient authority to assure
compliance with the permit requirements.
Typically, the operator will be the owner, developer, or general
contractor. Generally, the architect/engineer should not
be indicated as the operator and sign the NOI unless they
have operational control over the project and are willing
to accept responsibility for compliance with the permit.
The person that signs the NOI assumes responsibility for permit
do I terminate permit coverage?
You must file a NOT within 14 days of final stabilization
of the site.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3585
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7522
Phone: (866) 336-6312 (toll-free)